For the Public
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work. >Read More<
In the spirit of cooperation, not affiliation, for support for families and friends of addicts anyone may contact Nar-Anon at 1-800-477-6291 or visit www.nar-anon.org.
Family and friends of addicts can familiarize themselves with the NA program and seek support from other people in their situation through Nar-Anon.Nar-Anon is a fellowship for support for family and friends of other addicts. >Visit Nar-Anon.org<
There are many different kinds of NA meetings. Some are topic discussion meetings, some are speaker meetings, some are literature discussion meetings and some are part of or combinations of these and other variations. Some are open to the public (to listen) and others are for addicts only. Unless they are addicts and there for their own recovery, there are no counselors or professions present at closed meetings. NA meetings are run by addicts for addicts. Regardless of format, NA meetings usually start with readings from our literature. Addicts share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. >Read More<
Written by members, our literature offers identification and a message of hope to the still-suffering addict. Recovery literature is an invaluable source of help for members, potential members, and those who want to help addicts.
The NA program is a way of life which is based in the Twelve Steps. The steps offer members an avenue for growth and change to maintain their recovery. We learn how to apply these steps to our lives by reading NA literature and going to meetings. >Read More<
Narcotics Anonymous often works with educators, medical and mental health professionals, civic and business leaders, and other members of the community in keeping with our primary purpose of carrying the NA message to addicts who still suffer. Our relationship with such people and organizations is always one of cooperation and never one of affiliation. What we can offer is a message of hope: that an addict — any addict — with a desire to stop using drugs can stay clean and find a new way to live. Our local public information subcommittee offers the following resources for those interested in knowing more about NA. >Read More<
Public Relations Presentations are led by trained NA volunteer speakers, these presentations are designed to provide information about the Narcotics Anonymous program. These presentations can be custom tailored to specific audiences from middle school and high school students to guidance counselors, business leaders, law enforcement officials, helping professionals and community and neighborhood groups. Four to six weeks advance notice is usually sufficient to ensure a successful event. For more information, contact our local public relations chairman.